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Kim LaPierre R. Kin

Team Lead, Student Success Services at Canadore College


Language

English

Education & Certifications

  • H.B.A., Major in Kinesiology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo ON (1995)
  • Mental Health First Aid Instructor (2014)
  • Learning Disability Specialist Graduate Certificate, Cambrian College, Sudbury ON (2016)
  • safeTALK Instructor (2018)

Professional Affiliations

  • College Committee on Disability Issues (CCDI)
  • Ontario Kinesiology Association
  • College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (CKO)
  • Mental Health Commission of Canada
  • Living Works

Summary of Experience

Experience overseeing academic tutoring and student advising initiatives, reviewing psychological assessments and developing customized learning plans. Effectively incorporates student learning strategies and supports students with physical, mental health and/or learning disabilities. Provides students with the tools required for academic success. Experience in the creation and delivery of workshops to both students and faculty in areas such as learning strategies, time management, organization self-advocacy, coping with stress and supporting students in distress.

Experience providing Career Guidance information to students, discussing potential career pathways and the programs or courses available to support their aspirations. Student assistance with resume development, review and interview preparation strategies. Experience working with current and alumni students searching for both on and off campus jobs. Thorough knowledge of the Strong Interest Inventory and O*NET, a career exploration and job analysis tool to assist in finding the right career, explore education and training options, and build portfolios. Experienced in the completion of career determination assessments.

Expertise in managing coordinated services and ensuring service standards, as well as evaluating service provision through surveys, observation, meetings and formalized reports. Completion of executive summary reports highlighting accomplishments and future action plans. Experience working with RFPs and proposals for funding consideration.

Student Success Solutions

The partnership between Canadore College and TRAC Group since August 2012, has had one primary vision – a focus on student success. In transforming the model of service delivery for Student Success Services, our specialized team focused on a continuum of consultative services including mental health, life promotion, learning and accessibility, career guidance, student life and assistive technology resources. This framework was designed to provide a seamless triage system geared to the student life cycle to maximize specific needs and pathways associated with each stage of the student’s journey through college by helping to navigate the system and connect them to both campus and community resources by providing a culturally safe, diverse, innovative menu of services that directly address the physical, cognitive, behavioural, emotional and psychological challenges that impact student success.

 Today’s educational system continues to be increasingly competitive for both students and academic institutions. To be a successful global learner, students must learn as much as they can, and learn it effectively and in the most efficient way possible. Moving into the future, the educational system will become even more competitive; creating additional pressures which will intensify the demand for supportive services and resources.

Continuing Education

  • safeTALK train the trainer instructor certificate
  • ASIST 11 Suicide Prevention certification
  • Ontario Human Rights Commission Conference
  • Mental Health Disabilities and Addictions Conference
  • National Conference on Campus Mental Health for Higher Education Administrators
  • Annual Suicide Awareness Conference
  • Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health Conference
  • Student Success Provincial Conference
  • Naloxone training
  • Reconciling Conflicting Requirements: Disability Accommodation in Fieldwork PD session
  • George Brown College Annual Mental Health Conference
  • Global Harmonized WHMIS training
  • Learning Disability Specialist Graduate Certificate
  • Accessibility Summit – “From Intention to Action”
  • Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training
  • Centre for Innovation Campus Mental Health – Flourishing Campuses
  • Academic Accommodations for Students with Mental Health Disabilities
  • Rethinking Disabilities Conference
  • College Committee on Disability Issues Professional Development
  • Emergency First Aid with CPR and AED
  • Leadership Conference – Envisioning the Future
  • Life Promotion/Suicide Prevention Symposium
  • Campus Exchange: Leveraging Mental Health Innovations
  • Building Bridges – Collaboration at Work
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Draw-the-Line : Bystander Intervention and Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence
  • AODA Accessibility Awareness Training for Educators
  • Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence Training
  • Ethics and Professionalism Training

 

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